Today in Japan: Archives
Emperor and Empress dolls on display for Hina Matsuri (Girls Festival).
Ume (plum) blossoms at Kenrokuen, KAnazawa, the third most beautiful garden in Japan.
A mendicant (begging) Buddhist monk outside of Kiyomizudera, Kyoto, Japan.
Giant octopus kites at the Uchinada International Kite Festival.
A group of young Kabuki actresses saying thanks to the crowd at the Komatsu Children’s Kabuki Festival.
Some high school sumo wrestlers fight it out on Sunday at the Kanazawa High School Sumo Tournament.
An artist creates a Nanga ink painting at the Tokyo National Museum.
A beautiful Asiatic lily growing at Shirakawa-go.
Rice ripening in a field near my apartment.
The beautiful Okayama Castle.
An island sanctuary near Tojinbo, a section of cliffs in Fukui Prefecture, on a beautiful and strangely warm December day. Click for the whole picture.
The annual Fireman’s Parade at Kanazawa Castle Park. Agile firemen dressed in traditional costumes prove their worth with acrobatic stunts atop tall bamboo ladders.